National ICT Research Capacity - Republic of Botswana

The following universities and research centres in Botswana are undertaking ICT-related initiatives:

- University of Botswana, Dept of Computer Science - Advance Computing; Information Management; Components and Systems; eInfrastructures

- University of Botswana, Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre

- University of Botswana, School of Medicine - Health/ eHealth Sciences; eInfrastructures; Simulations

- Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) - CITE Department - ICT for Healthcare, Technology-enhanced Learning, Resource efficiency; MEGE Department - Transport, Energy; Applied Sciences - Cyber Security; Earth & Environmental Sciences - Embedded Systems, Wireless Communications, Robotics, Software Simulation

- Limkomkwing University of Creative Technology - Faculty of ICT - Technology-enhanced learning, Advanced computing architecuture, Future Internet (Interactive multimedia, wirelss communication)

- Botho University - Faculty of Computing - Cloud Computing, Data mining in Education, Grid Computing, Robotics, Machine Learning, Cyber Security

- Botswana Accounting College - Department of Computing and Information Systems - Data analysitcs for Health, Technology-enhanced learning, cyber security optimisation, content access and analytics

- Botswana Technology Centre (BOTEC)

Based on an initial consultation process, each University has identified their areas of research expertise and track record and has been encouraged to develop an organisational profile. A summary of these findings are provided below:

Horizon 2020 Industrial Leadership Institution, Relevant Dept and Research area
Components and Systems University of Botswana, Dept of Computer Science- Smart Embedded Components and Systems; Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), Earth & Environmental Sciences - Embedded Systems
Advanced Computing University of Botswana, Computer Science Dept - Processor and System Architecture; Limkomkwing University of Creative Technology - Faculty of ICT - Processor and System Architecture, Simulation Software
Future Internet University of Botswana Computer Science Dept - Networks; Limkomkwing University of Creative Technology - Faculty of ICT - Interactive Multimedia, Wirelss Communications; Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) - Earth & Environmental Sciences - Wireless Communications; Botho University - Faculty of Computing - Cloud Computing, Grid Computing
Content Technologies & Information Management Limkomkwing University of Creative Technology - Faculty of ICT - Technologies for Language, Learning, Interaction, Digital Preservation, Content Access and Analytics; Big Data Technologies' Advanced Data Mining, Machine Learning, Statistical Analysis and Visual Computing; Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) - CITE Department - Technology-enhanced Learning; Botho University - Faculty of Computing - Machine Learning; Botswana Accounting College - Department of Computing and Information Systems - Technology-enhanced learning, content access and analytics
Robotics Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) - Earth & Environmental Sciences - Robotics; Botho University - Faculty of Computing - Robotics

Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges Institution, Relevant Dept and Research area
Health University of Botswana, School of Medicine - Health/ eHealth Sciences; Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) - CITE Department - ICT for Healthcare; Botswana Accounting College - Department of Computing and Information Systems - Data analytics for Health
Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture Botswana National Veterinary Laboratory Research on Animal Health: Epidemiology & control of foot and mouth disease, Causes of infertility in cattle, sheep & goats; Research on Foot Safety: Human causing disease bacteria in meat and milk, chemical & antibiotic residues in meat; Research on Public Health - Epidemiology & control of zoonotic diseases (e.g. rabies, anthrax) at the human/animal-wildlife interface; Botswana National Food Research Centre - Food Technology; Food Biochemistry; Food Microbiology & Biotech; Nutrition & Dietetics; Extension & Training
Energy Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) -MEGE Department - Energy
Transport Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) -MEGE Department - Transport
Secure Societies Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) -Applied Sciences - Cyber Security; Botho University - Faculty of Computing - Cyber Security